|Ada Pullini Brown, M.F.A.
Program Director and Instructor
Ada Pullini Brown, Program Director for ArTravel, is a professional artist and educator with over twenty years of exhibiting and teaching experience. Ada is fluent in Italian and has led art tours in Italy and France for nineteen years.
Educated at Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A.) and the University of Houston (M.F.A.), she is a tenured Associate Professor of Drawing & Painting at Rio Hondo College and has taught studio art and art history at the Brentwood Art Center, Mercy College and the University of Houston.
She is the former President of the Southern California Woman's Caucus for Art and has served on the Executive Board of the Brewery Artwalk Association. Her work has been published, widely exhibited, and is held in collections in the United States, South Africa, Mexico and Europe.
Oil & Acrylic Painting
with Ada Brown
Using the beautiful scenery of the Lake Como region, its landscape and architecture, we will concentrate on how one paints while on location. Students will be guided to investigate the use of space, light, color, composition and atmospheric perspective in traditional and contemporary "alla prima" landscape and still life painting. Students are encouraged to develop skills, experiment, and find personal expression. Prerequisite: previous experience in oil or acrylic painting or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is limited to twelve students with a minimum of six.
Barbara Ashton is a professional artist specializing in watercolor. With twenty-five years experience as a working artist, she has painted in Italy, England, France, Mexico, Jamaica and throughout the U.S. Barbara continues to teach watercolor at the Brentwood Art Center, as she has for over twenty years.
Her work has been exhibited at the L.A. County Museum Art Rental Gallery; Zola Fine Arts Gallery; The Courtyard Collection; Robert's Art Gallery; Viva Art Gallery; Brand Library; The Artist's Gallery; LA. Art Association; and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. This will be Barbara's fourteenth year returning to teach with the ArTravel abroad program.
Watercolor Painting with Barbara Ashton
With an emphasis on self-expression, we will explore various techniques, concepts of space, light, and perspective while painting still life or the inspiring landscape. Issues of compositional form and color relationships are especially considered. Demonstrations and exercises are given to encourage experimentation and mastering of skills. Prerequisite: previous experience in watercolor painting and drawing and by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is limited to twelve students with a minimum of six.